Application Process

Apply Online

We are now accepting applications for acceptance in the Fall of 2018. (We do not offer Spring term admissions.) The BBS Program uses the Yale Graduate School application, which you may access at http://gsas.yale.edu/admissions/application-process/degree-programs.  Our application deadline is December 1, 2017.  

Special Note: Due to the recent hurricanes we are extending the application to January 2, 2018 for residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Application Questions

Please visit http://bbs.yale.edu/apply/faq.aspx and http://gsas.yale.edu/admissions/admissions-faqs for answers to commonly asked questions.  For unanswered questions, please email:

1. bbs@yale.edu  for general questions about applying to BBS.

2. http://gsas.yale.edu/admissions/contact for specific questions about the online application itself. Please make sure to place an "#" at the beginning of the subject field of your message to signal that you have a question related to the online application. 


Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee is $105. Credit card (Visa or MasterCard) payment from within the online application is the only method of payment accepted. Fee waivers may be granted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Please consult the online application to learn about the requirements for requesting a waiver and to access the waiver form. Note that applications cannot be reviewed without the required fee or an approved waiver.

Information Request by Mail

If you reside in the U.S. or Canada and wish to request a copy of our new brochure, please submit your name and address via the website below: https://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/admissions/information_request.htm.  Select "Biological and Biomedical Sciences" under Department or Program of Study, and choose the BBS Track under the subfield from the drop-down menus. You can then expect to receive a mailing from us within 2-3 weeks. Our annual mailings will begin in September.

Please note that we are unable to mail brochures overseas.

The ornate Hall of Graduate Studies houses the McDougal Graduate Student Center and the main on-campus graduate student dorm.

The ornate Hall of Graduate Studies houses the McDougal Graduate Student Center and the main on-campus graduate student dorm.